Federal Relations

October 12, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill Octer 12-16

[Please note that times listed are all Eastern Daylight Time.]

 Neither the House nor the Senate is in session on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.

 The Senate:

  • Convenes Tuesday at 2:00 pm (EDT) to consider HR 2847, the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill.   A procedural vote on a substitute amendment is expected Tuesday. 
  • On Wednesday (tentative schedule), the Senate will consider HR 3183, the 2010 Energy-Water spending conference report and HR 2647, the Defense Authorization Conference Report. 

The House:

Convenes on Tuesday at 2:00 pm (EDT).

  • Tuesday vote on Iran sanctions as well as a number of commemorative resolutions.
  • Later in the week the House is expected to take up more spending bills.
  • Convenes at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 9:00 am on Friday.



  • Senate Finance votes on draft health care overhaul legislation.  10:00 am.
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions votes on nominations.  10:00 am


  • House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment marks up legislation regarding water security (HR 3258), chemical facility security (HR 2868) and isotope production (HR 3276).  10:00 am.
  • House Judiciary marks up legislation regarding internment of Latin Americans during World War II (HR 42), wartime treatment study (HR 1425), and national and commercial space programs (HR 3237). 10:15 am.
  • House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation marks up draft legislation to reauthorize fire grants. 2:00 pm;
  • House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee marks up draft legislation on AIDS treatment.  3:00 pm.

 Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday:

  • House Financial Services marks up draft legislation regarding over-the-counter derivatives, as well as bills on consumer protection (HR 3126 & HR 3639) and business protection (HR 3763). 10:00 am all three days.


  • Senate Judiciary marks up legislation on a media shield law (S 448), generic drug availability (S 369), and radio royalties (S 379) and also votes on nominations.  10:00 am;  
  • House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere marks up drug policy legislation (HR 2134). 2:10 pm. 

 Source: CQ Today Print Edition